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Iron polymaltose

If your iron is causing constipation, move to Maltofer and feel the difference.

If your iron tablets leave you feeling constipated, switch to Maltofer, a clinically proven1 therapeutic iron less likely to cause constipation than ferrous sulfate. It’s the reason Maltofer has become Australia’s No. 1 selling oral iron.2

Maltofer can be taken anytime with food and without vitamin C.

Maltofer iron is absorbed by the body in an active and controlled manner. Maltofer's active ingredient, iron polymaltose, ensures the body absorbs the iron that it needs when it is needed, providing reliable correction of iron levels.

The Maltofer range is available in two different formats.

  • Maltofer Iron Tablets contain 100mg of elemental iron as 370 mg iron polymaltose. Pack sizes available are 30 pack and 100 pack.
  • Maltofer 150mL contains 100mg of elemental iron per 10mL as 370 mg iron polymaltose.

Maltofer Tablets and Syrup provide a therapeutic dose of iron.

Maltofer is available in Australian pharmacies, without a prescription.

Active ingredient: Iron Polymaltose.

  1. Ortiz R, Toblli JE, Romero JD et al. Efficacy and safety of oral iron(III) polymaltose complex versus ferrous sulfate in pregnant women with iron-deficiency anemia: a multicenter, randomized, controlled study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2011;24:1-6. Independent study funded by Vifor (International) Inc, St Gallen, Switzerland.
  2. IQVIA MAT May 2023



Maltofer is for the treatment of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents where the use of ferrous iron supplements is not tolerated, or otherwise inappropriate. For the prevention of iron deficiency in adults and adolescents determined by a medical practitioner to be at high-risk, where the use of ferrous iron supplements is not tolerated, or otherwise inappropriate. If you have iron deficiency, your doctor will advise you whether an oral iron treatment is required.

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Please contact your doctor or healthcare professional if you have any questions about your medical condition or its treatment. Aspen does not provide medical advice to patients or consumers. For Aspen prescription products you will find information about your medicine in the Consumer Medicine Information section (link to TGA website) available on this website.

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